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THE INVESTOR
January 17, 2018

Economy

Potential job seekers rise in Q3

  • PUBLISHED :October 27, 2017 - 10:54
  • UPDATED :October 27, 2017 - 10:54
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[THE INVESTOR] The number of potential job seekers jumped in the third quarter of this year, data showed on Oct. 27.

Potential job seekers, who are not categorized as jobless but are looking for jobs, rose by about 194,000 people on year to some 1.6 million people during the July-September period, according to the data by the Statistics Korea.

It was the first time that the quarterly number of potential job seekers rose on an annual basis since Statistics Korea began compiling the data in 2015.

The number of potential job seekers fell by about 19,000 people during the second quarter of this year and about 58,000 people during the first quarter of this year.

By Alex Lee and newswires (alexlee @heraldcorp.com)
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